Wine Maker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Arterra Wines Canada (

  Niagara Falls, Ontario

At Arterra Wines Canada, we love inspiring the big and small moments that happen when our products are shared and enjoyed.  For us it’s not just about what’s in and on the bottle, it’s what happens in people’s lives when we’re a part of them that keeps us thirsting for more and not resting on our laurels as Canada’s largest and most enjoyed wine company.  We put the consumer at the center of everything we do and we’re looking for people who do the same.

We are currently recruiting for a passionate, dedicated, team player to fill the position of Brand Winemaker. This position will assume red winemaking responsibilities in our Niagara Falls winemaking facility.

Key Responsibilities


  • Manage all wine production ensuring wine quality expectations are met for VQA wines
  • Ensure all bulk products noted above are managed to reduce risk of right down or AD as much as reasonably possible.
  • Ensure all packaged products as noted above are provided to the bottling tanks in such a condition to reduce risk of FG AD as much as reasonably possible.
  • Manage all winemaking issues in the wine system related to the above products.
  • Provide products to the bottling schedule as needed.
  • Go into vineyards and select grapes that are ready for winemaking

Grape Selection and Harvesting:

  • Collaborates with Vineyard team to determine the optimal time for grape harvesting.
  • Oversees the picking to ensure only high-quality fruit is used.

Winemaking & Production Processes:

  • Manages the winemaking process, including crushing, pressing, and fermentation.
  • Monitors fermentation and adjust as needed to achieve desired characteristics.
  • Makes decisions about blending and aging wine to create desired flavors and styles.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Support continuous improvement initiatives and training.
  • Support the NPD process to ensure successful launch of new products.
  • Adhere to all OH&S, GMP, HACCP and ISO initiatives for the site.

Support the below listed programs and initiatives:

  • Support the supply /demand forecasting process (S&OP). Especially related to accurate blend codes for all wines in the wine system as “make” numbers are provided. As well as providing guidance on recipes / naming conventions.
  • Support on site communication programs as required.



  • University Degree in Food Sciences, Oenology, or Viticulture


  • 3-5 Years of Experience in Winemaking / Cellars operations.
  • Thorough knowledge of winemaking techniques.
  • Thorough knowledge of Cellar, Lab, Bottling

Qualifications, Certifications or Designations:       

  • MUST show the propensity to quickly learn greater business concepts (analytics, business systems, blend development,)
  • Excellent organization skill.
  • Hands on and technical understanding of the winemaking process.
  • Analysis and synthesis of data.
  • Excellent skill level with Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook. 
  • Relationship building and positive, “Can-Do” attitude.

Working conditions: 

  • Generally inside and dry with potentially cool cellar temperatures.
  • Can occasionally involve outside cold and wet / snowy conditions.
  • Shift work and weekends are needed based on workload.


COMPENSATION: Budgeted Range – $85,997.00- $111,290.00. The budgeted range takes into account several factors and qualifications that are considered in making compensation decisions including experience, education, training, licenses, certifications, and other business and organizational requirements. Base pay is only one component of the total rewards offering at Arterra.

The budgeted range will align with qualifications, including experience, education, training, licenses, certifications, and other business and organizational requirements.

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